Open to engaged and pre-engaged couples, this weekend retreat will help you prepare for the fun and challenges of marriage.

Barnabas Landing is a romantic setting located on Keats Island with stunning ocean views, spacious rooms and gourmet meals.

A typical weekend has four sessions with the guest speaker who will provide you with tools for relational growth.  Saturday afternoon is open for you to explore the island together.  Hike through the forest, play a game of pool or tennis or soak in the hot tub.

Many counsellors note that couples who participate in pre-marital counselling have a stronger marriage.  Invest in your future lives together.  It will be a memorable weekend.


Accommodation for men and women is separate but rooms are assigned for double occupancy.



Upcoming Retreats

Sorry, we currently do not have any Preparing For Marriage retreats available. Please check back soon.


Past Retreats This Year

Preparing For Marriage Retreat

Randy & Hannah Hamm Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

Preparing for the Best!                                                              FULL
Do the work you can now to ensure that you have the marriage that God offers you. This weekend will be a fun exploration of who are you, where you've come from, and what you are bringing to marriage. We'll look at the biblical principles to prepare you well for entering into the wonderful mystery of marriage.

Randy and Hannah have been married for almost 20 years and have three amazing kids. They love biking around Vancouver, traveling, gardening, great stories and living life to the full. As a family, they've survived road trips to NYC, California, and PEI, as well as a trip to China to work with disabled children. They know the importance of commitment and the hard work it takes to stay happily married in the midst of daily pressures.
Randy has been working with premarital and married couples for over 15 years. He is accredited with Enrich Canada as a facilitator, trained as a Gottman Educator, and ordained with the C&MA, with seven years’ experience as a pastor.
Hannah has taught Music for Young Children for 13 years, with hundreds of students coming though her studio. She is known for her warm heart and straight talk.
Together they have experience working with all types of couples in marriage preparation and marriage enrichment (i.e. cross cultural, second marriages, inter-faith, cohabitating). They are learning how to face the complexities of marriage and turn to each other. 


Accommodation for men and women is separate but rooms are assigned with double occupancy.

Registration for this retreat begins Jan. 4th, 2017.